The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is pleased to announce the establishment of Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER) in the Philippines. Y-PEER is a groundbreaking and comprehensive youth-to-youth initiative pioneered by UNFPA. It is a network of more than 500 non- profit organizations and governmental institutions. Its membership includes over 7000 young people from 38 countries who work in many areas surrounding adolescent reproductive health.
The global network, which is constantly expanding, consists of country networks from Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia. The Middle East, North and East Africa, and most recently Brazil. Members of Y-PEER include young people who are active peer educators, trainers of trainers and youth advocates for adolescent sexual and reproductive health. These young people contribute to and benefit from the resource materials, tools, training programs and campaigns provided by the Y-PEER networks.
As part of UNFPA’s commitment to work with and for the young people, the program is expanding in Asia and Pacific Region. Philippines is one of the pilot countries for the said project.
As such, this is a call for membership to the Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER). The network shall be composed of not less than 25 members from different regions of the country. Interested organizations must complete the attached form and send it to Ms. Albano of the UNFPA Philippines Country Office on or before 13 February 2009 with the address shown below.
Attention: Ms. Emee Lei E. Albano
Youth Advocate, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
30/ F Yuchengco Tower 1, RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala cor. Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
1229 Makati City, PHILIPPINES